Planning Meeting

It takes a lot of careful coordination and planning to ensure a successful event. We love promoting the park, tourism and fundraising. In this picture Dave Cook, representing the friends group, meets with park superintendent, Robin Riddlebarger and the arts council executive director, Eddy McGee and Tory McGee, stokesarts board VP took the photo.

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Save The Date

next-yearMark Your Calendars: Now that the 2015 Extreme Reach The Peaks event is complete…. We want to let everyone know that Rain or Shine, we will be doing this all again next year September 24, 2016. Registrations will not open up till Spring of 2016, but for all the details and to re-live the event thru pictures and video visit www.reachthepeaks.org #reachthepeaks

2015 Event Info

Day of registration will begin at the Hanging Rock Visitor’s Center Parking Lot for the trail running portion at 7am on Sept 26 with the run starting at 8:30 am. Unlimited spaces remain for day of trail running registration.

Day of registration for the hiking portion begins at 8:30 am on Sept 26 with a staggered start from 9am to 10:30 am.

The After Party will be at the Green Heron Ale House, 1110 Flinchum Rd, Danbury, NC 27016 from 2-5pm. The Oink-n-Cluckin’ Food Truck will be there for folks who are hungry. Inside Dave Hoskins, proprietor, will have Harpoon Brewery of Boston Ale Tasting.

2015 Goodies

The folks at the Stokes County Arts Council and Friends of the Sauratown Mountains are hard at work getting ready for the event this Saturday. Here are some images we have posted on our Facebook page.
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Advanced Registration Has Ended

Advanced registration has ended. Day of registration will begin for the trail running portion at 7am on Sept 26 with the run starting at 8:30 am. Unlimited spaces remain for day of trail running registration.

Day of registration for the hiking portion begins at 8:30 am on Sept 26 with a staggered start from 9am to 10:30 am. 200 spaces remain for day of registration of hiking.

2015 Registration

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Registration for our 2015 event on September 26th is through Brown Paper Tickets. This year we have two challenges: a hiking challenge and a trail running challenge.

Hiking Challenge

Reach the Peaks is the premier single day hiking challenge in North Carolina.  The event offers a strenuous 11 mile world class trail route that will test participants to summit the five major peaks of Hanging Rock State Park, including Moore’s Knob, Cook’s Wall, House Rock, Wolf Rock, and Hanging Rock.  Advance Registration is $25 per person and ends on Friday, August 28th at 5 pm. Day of Registration is $35 per person.  The Hiking Portion of the 2015 Reach the Peaks Challenge will be limited to the first 500 participants to sign up, whether Advance or Day of.  Advance Registration will receive an event t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, water, trail map, post-hike meal/beverage, and trail safety team sweeps.  Day of Registration will receive water/fruit, trail map, post-hike meal/beverage, and trail safety team sweeps.  Participants who complete the challenge will receive a specially created embroidered patch, and join a select group of hikers who have completed this single day hiking challenge. Dog registration is $15 per dog, with each receiving a Reach the Peaks bandana (and patch should they complete the hike).  Only well-behaved dogs welcomed, with ALL dogs required to be on a leash throughout the entire event. Dog participants must bring documentation of most recent rabies vaccine and bordetella vaccine.

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Trail Running Challenge

Reach the Peaks is the premier trail running peak challenge in North Carolina.  The event offers a strenuous 11 mile world class trail route that will test participants to summit the five major peaks of Hanging Rock State Park, including Moore’s Knob, Cook’s Wall, House Rock, Wolf Rock, and Hanging Rock.  THIS EVENT IS NOT A RACE. A Timer will be located at the START/FINISH line, but all trail running participants are responsible to record their own time. Advance Registration is $25 per person and ends on Friday, August 28 at 5 pm. Day of Registration on September 26th is $35 per person.  Advance Registration will receive an event t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, water/fruit, trail map, post-hike meal/beverage, and trail safety team sweeps.  Participants who complete the challenge will receive a specially created embroidered patch, and join a select group of trail runners who have completed this challenge. NO DOGS will be allowed on the Trail Running portion of the Reach the Peaks Challenge.

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For more information visit our REGISTRATION page

 

Art Reception on 10/17

Reach the Peaks Art Reception at Hanging Rock Visitor’s Center Fri. 10/17

You are invited to attend the opening reception at the Hanging Rock Visitor’s Center on Friday, October 17th from 5:30-8pm. Original Paintings of Famous Hanging Rock Landmarks by Triad Outdoor Painters.
Featuring: Carole Bryant, Anne Kiefaber, Dolly Manion, Andrea Morrison, Amy Queen, Craig Richards and George Walker
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